Information About Bananas

Going bananas? You certainly will here, but in a good way. If you’ve ever wondered about growing and caring for banana plants in your home or outdoor landscape, then you’ve come to the right place. In the following pages, you will find tips and information on everything from general banana plant care, like harvesting, transplanting and dividing bananas, to managing common banana tree problems, such as pests and disease.

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Can You Eat Banana Peels? Edible Uses Of Banana Skin

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Can you eat banana peels? Learn how to prepare them for food, fertilizer and even a cleaning compound.

Japanese Banana Plant – Caring For A Musa Basjoo Hardy Banana Variety

By Laura Miller

The Japanese banana plant lends that tropical island flair to gardens as far north as zone 5. If that sounds too good to be true, read on!

Banana Tree Fruit Issues: Why Do Banana Trees Die After Fruiting

By Amy Grant

Banana trees not only are beautiful tropical specimens, but most of them bear edible banana tree fruit. If you have ever seen or grown banana plants then you may have noticed banana trees dying after bearing fruit. Click this article to learn more.

Growing Ornamental Bananas – How To Grow A Red Banana Plant

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer

There are many types of banana which produce copious amounts of fruit. But did you know there are also various types of the ornamental red banana plant too, specifically grown for their attractive red foliage color? Learn more about them here.

Thai Banana Fruit – How To Grow Thai Banana Trees

By Amy Grant

In Thailand, bananas are everywhere and synonymous with the tropical region they thrive in. If you're yearning to introduce a more tropical look to your landscape, try growing Thai bananas. What are Thai bananas? Click here to find out about Thai banana care.

Common Diseases Of Banana: What Causes Black Spots On Banana Fruit

By Amy Grant

Banana plants are prone to a number of diseases, many of which result in black spots on banana fruit. What causes black spot disease in bananas and are there any methods for treating black spots on banana fruit? Click this article to learn more.

Banana Tree Problems: What Causes Bananas With Cracked Skin

By Amy Grant

It takes some work to grow bananas and, even so, they are susceptible to their share of diseases and other banana tree problems. One such issue is bananas with cracked skin. Why do bananas split on the bunch? Find out about banana fruit cracking here.

Fusarium Wilt Of Banana: Managing Of Fusarium Wilt In Bananas

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Also known as Panama disease, fusarium wilt of banana is difficult to control and severe infections are often deadly. Click on this article to learn more about banana fusarium wilt disease, including management and control.

Banana Plant Diseases And Pests: Troubleshooting Problems Affecting Bananas

By Amy Grant

Banana plant problems can derail a successful plantation, and any of the problems affecting bananas may afflict the home gardener as well, so it's important to learn to identify banana pests and diseases to nip them in the bud. Click here to learn more.

What To Feed Banana Plants – How To Fertilize A Banana Tree Plant

By Amy Grant

Bananas are heavy feeders in order to produce sweet fruit, so feeding banana plants is of primary importance, but the question is what to feed banana plants? What are banana fertilizer requirements and how do you fertilize a banana tree plant? Learn more here.

Banana Tree Fruit – Tips On Getting Banana Plants To Fruit

By Liz Baessler

Banana trees are a staple of many hot weather landscapes. While they're very decorative and are often grown for their tropical leaves and bright flowers, most varieties also produce fruit. Learn how to get banana trees to produce fruit in this article.

How To Divide A Banana Tree: Information On Banana Plant Splitting

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Like most fruit trees, a banana plant sends out suckers. With grafted fruit trees, it is recommended that you prune and discard suckers, but banana plant suckers can be split from the parent plant and grown as new plants. Learn more here.

Dividing Banana Pups – Can You Transplant A Banana Tree Pup

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Can you transplant a banana tree pup to propagate a brand new banana tree? You certainly can, and dividing banana pups is easy. Learn more here.

Banana Plants In Winter: Tips For Successfully Overwintering A Banana Tree

By Liz Baessler

If you don't actually live in the tropics, you're going to have to find something to do with your tree once winter comes. Find information about how to keep a banana tree over winter in this article. Click here to learn more.

Plantain Plant Care – How To Grow Plantain Trees

By Amy Grant

If you live in USDA zones 8-11, you get to grow a plantain tree. I'm jealous. What is a plantain? It's sort of like a banana but not really. Click on this article for fascinating information on how to grow plantain trees and plantain plant care.

Propagating Banana Plants – Growing Banana Trees From Seeds

By Amy Grant

Commercially grown bananas don't have seeds. In nature, many banana plants have seeds. Can you grow bananas from seed? Click here to find out.

Info On Banana Plant Pests – Learn About Banana Plant Diseases

By Amy Grant

Bananas are not all that hard to grow, but problems with banana plants are bound to crop up nonetheless. What kinds of banana plant pests and diseases are there? Click here find out how to solve problems with banana plants.

Banana Tree Harvesting – Learn How And When To Pick Bananas

By Amy Grant

Bananas are one of the most popular fruit in the world. If you are lucky enough to have a banana tree of your own, you may wonder when to pick the bananas. Click this article to find out how to harvest bananas at home.

Hardy Banana Trees: How To Grow And Care For A Cold Hardy Banana Tree

By Amy Grant

Love the look of lush tropical foliage? Cold-hardy banana plants grow well and overwinter up to USDA zone 4. Learn more about growing these hardy bananas in this article.

Banana Plant Houseplant – Taking Care Of A Banana Tree Inside

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Banana plant indoors? That's right. With enough light and water, a tropical banana tree makes an excellent houseplant. And this article will help get you started with growing bananas.

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